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wow. that is something to behold. good morn wk everyone. good to have you with us. welcome to "early start." i'm ashleigh banfield. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. first, it is a failed recall. delivering a wake-up call to the white house this morn ing. wisconsin governor scott walker keeps his job, becoming the first governor in u.s. history to survive a recall election. a real slap in the face for democrats. literally. take a look at a female supporter slapping runner-up tom barrett. milwaukee's democratic mayor, for conceding the race too soon last night. she didn't have to, you know. walker, the tea party backed republican who broke his state's public unions register add comfortable seven-point victory over barrett. he was quick to put a national spin on his big, local win. >> tonight, tonight we tell wisconsin, we tell our country, and we tell people all across
the globe that voters really do want leaders to stand up and make the tough decisions. >> ted rowlands is live in madison this morning. i got to tell you, we were shocked to see that video of mayor barrett being slapped in the face. what do you know about that? >> reporter: well, what we know is that this was a very emotional election, zoraida. and that slap, apparently from this woman who was upset that he conceded too early, we were in madison at the time. and we had a lot of people that were very upset with the fact that the media had called this. they thought it was too early. . i think the reason was is those exit polls and the initial indication was that this was going to be a very long night. people just didn't believe it. they had put their heart into this thing. i don't know what that woman was thinking. but it would make sense talking to other people out here outside the state capitol in madison, there was just raw emotion. people were absolutely in disbelief that not only was the election called so early, that
walker could have won by so much after what they thought was going to be a very close race and one that they thought in the end they could win. >> now, i know you said that the emotions were running high. did you talk to anybody? what did they have to say? >> reporter: yeah. we talked to a number of people outside the capitol here in madison as this was coming down. take a listen to one gentleman that we talked to who got very emotional about the fact that walker kept his job. >> every single one of you out there in the nation, if you're watching, democracy died tonight. >> reporter: you're very emotional. >> i'm very emotional because we all had a lot invested in this. this was it. if we didn't win tonight, the end of the usa as we know it just happened. that's it. we just got outspent $34 million to $4 million. and we don't have any other resource left but the people you see here behind me. and if the people you see here behind me can't get it done tonight, it's done.
democracy is dead. >> reporter: people here believe that because walker had so much money, a lot of it comes from out of state, that despite their efforts, it was just an insurmountable task to try to beat him. that's what they were upset about. clearly, the bottom line here is, for the last 16 months people have been split down the middle in this state and around the country on this issue. and you saw those emotions pouring out tonight. the loser -- the losing side very, very upset. >> no doubt emotions running really high there. thank you for that. ted rowlands live in wisconsin for us. we appreciate it. four minutes now past 5:00 on the east coast. and more politics for you. five more primary wins, did you know, for mitt romney? even though the race for the republican nomination is certainly long over. mr. romney spent yesterday campaigning in texas. hammering away at president obama's economic policies at a latino owned office supply company in ft. worth. nearly 300 delegates were at stake in california, montana,
new jersey, new mexico and south dakota. and romney took them all easily. by the way, voter turnout, not surprisingly, very light. a u.s. drone strike taking out another top terrorist in pakistan. the white house now confirming that abu yahya al libi, the number two man in al qaeda and the most public face of the terror group is dead. he was seen as a rock star in jihadist circles because of his viral videos and was a key recruiter for al qaeda. al libi was captured in 2002 and locked up at bagram air base in afghanistan. but escaped in 2005. and then bragged about it on the web. california's legal fight over same-sex marriage may be headed to the supreme court. a federal appeals court yesterday decided not to reconsider a ruling back in february that declared proposition 8 unconstitutional. that's the voter approved prop 8. it bans same-sex marriage in that state. the parties in the case now have
90 days to appeal to the supreme court. and until the high court decides to hear this case or if it even does, that ruling is going to be on hold. so that means the ban on gay marriage in california remains in effect. americans are more comfortable than ever with same-sex relationships. according to a brand-new cnn poll, 54% say marriages between gay and lesbian couples should be recognized as valid by law. for the first time ever, a majority of americans, 60%, say they have a close friend or family member who is gay. that's up 10% from just two years ago. here is a picture that will last a lifetime. because it has to. the rare sight of venus in transit passing between the earth and the sun. this is not going to be visible from here for another 105 years. planet venus, second rock from the sun, appears as a little black spot as it crosses the face of the mother ship. the process takes about seven hours which is just fine for all
the sky watchers out there. a lot of them gathering at the air and space museum in the nation's capital for a watching party. notice the protective eye wear. good job. next hour we'll talk to bill nye, the science guy, about this very rare planetary spectacle. >> i'm looking forward to that. lebron james and the miami heat on the brink of being bounced from the playoffs. boston celtics beat the heat. this is the eastern conference finals. this was last night. the celtics can clinch another trip to the nba finals tomorrow night on their home court. >> that's basketball. i don't know much about basketball. >> but you know a lot about this. >> look at this. no one expected that they'd be one win away from the cup. the l.a. kings going for the sweep tonight against the new jersey devils. they're going to try to win their first stanley cup in team history. >> wow. >> the kings barely even made the playoffs. they were the lowest seed in the western conference going into
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hour. welcome back to "early start." as jury selection resumes in the jerry sandusky child rape trial we're learning about explosive evidence in the case. abc news is reporting sandusky wrote love letters to one of his victims. he allegedly showered the victim who is now 28 years old with gifts as well. he's accused of sexually abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. 9 of the 16 jurors and alternates needed were chosen on day one. cnn's susan candiotti is following all of these developments. she's live in bellefonte, pennsylvania. susan, what can you tell us about those nine jury members that have been selected so far? >> reporter: well, quite a mix. so far, the nine who have been chosen, five men and four women. now, included among them, for example, a mom who works at walmart. and she told the judge that she knows very little about the case. she was accepted. then you have other people that
illustrate how closely penn state permeates this entire community. an example, we have a woman whose husband worked with the father of a key prosecution witness in this case, mike mcqueary. father is a doctor. this woman's husband works in the very same medical practice. now, there's also a penn state alumnus as well as a penn state student as well as a retired penn state professor. so this is what we're hearing time and again. it's important to illustrate how difficult it's going to be to seat a jury with someone that doesn't have a tie or indirect tie to jerry sandusky or to penn state. >> susan, it makes you wonder how objective these folks can be, right? i would imagine this is a very difficult and daunt progress sesz. we're also founding out abc is reporting sandusky wrote love letters to victim number one. do we know if those letters are going to be introduced into trial? do we know what they say? >> reporter: it's expected that they would be introduced at
trial. that's what our source tells us. our source tells us about these letters allegedly written by jerry sandusky to accuser number four. now, abc is describing them as love letters. our source also tells us that gifts allegedly given by jerry sandusky to alleged victim number four, gifts including football jerseys, golf clubs, could also possibly be introduced during trial. >> susan, i guess seven more jurors and alternates are needed for this trial. what can we expect in court today? >> reporter: well, there will be more questioning. it's a very intricate process and dance that's going on. as both prosecutors and defense attorneys in this case try to decide who they can accept, who they can reject, and they still have a couple of objections they can raise between them. people that they can strike. and so each juror will be brought in and given specific questions about their background to see whether they are
acceptable to both sides. again, as you pointed out, despite the fact that people may have opinions or have ties to penn state, the key question the judge is asking is, can you put these feelings aside and impartially make a decision. >> boy, that's a tough one. susan candiotti live for us in pennsylvania, thank you very much. ashlei ashleigh, back to you. >> christine roman is here to get us up to date. >> good morning, ashleigh. after months of bitter fighting and millions of dollars spent nothing has changed in wisconsin. governor scott walker is still governor scott walker easily winning a recall vote last night over democrat tom barrett. he says his victory means voters really do want leaders who stand up and make tough decisions. a california vote to raise the tax on cigarettes to fund cancer research is just too close to call yet this morning. nearly 2.5 million ballots were cast tuesday on an initiative that would impose a $1 additional tax on tobacco
products. cycling champ and cancer survivor lance armstrong put $1.5 million against the ballot measure. the tobacco industry put upmost of the $41 million aimed at stopping it. mitt romney's campaign confirms it's investigating whether its candidate had a private e-mail account hacked. there are reports an anonymous hacker signed into romney's old hot mail account after guessing the answer to a security question about one of his pets. whitney houston's mom says she wants to, quote, set the record straight. cissy houston is writing a book about her daughter's life including her struggle with drugs and marriage to bobby brown. harper collins plans to publish the book in february. >> thank you very much, christine. 16 minutes past the hour. an early read on news making national headlines. okay. you know the morning after pill, right? very controversial. it's taken to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. "the new york times" is reporting the pill doesn't work the way many people think it does. science experts say the bill delays ovulation.
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every single day. the stock is down 38% now since it first started trading. think about it. $38 a share was the ipo price. it dropped another almost 4% tuesday. it's now under $26 a share. couple of things in the facebook file for you this morning. nasdaq, numerous reports that today's the day. today it will announce how and how much it will compensate brokerages that lost money during the ipo because of delays in stock trading on that morning. remember that chaotic morning, may 18th? still talking about that. that was the technical side of things. then there's also this fundamental part of the facebook file. big problems about whether the company can make real money, especially when it comes to ads. one in three people polled by reuters ipsos are bored by facebook. four out of five users say they never buy anything from the ads. four out of five never buy anything, how are you going to make money? 34% of users are spending less time on facebook now than they did six months ago.
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a big win in wisconsin for governor scott walker. also big controversy for the runner-up, milwaukee's democratic mayor tom barrett. he got a big slap in the face. look at this. literally, a woman smacked him across the face. the story behind that video, straight ahead. plus, some kids at a graduation rehearsal forced to take an alcohol breathalyzer test. we'll show you why, coming up. first it flew into new york city on the back of a huge airplane. now the space shuttle "sbrer prize" is going to float on a barge on the hudson river around the island of manhattan today. we have live pictures, a live
report from right next to the shuttle. and that's this hour on cnn. alina cho is standing by for us. we're really looking forward to that. welcome back to "early start. "thanks for being with us this morning. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm ashleigh banfield. 25 minutes past 5:00 on the east coast. back to business this morning for the governor of wisconsin, scott walker. he became the first governor last night in this country's history to survive a recall election that broke spending records and captured the nation's attention. and it was a real slap in the face for democrating. literally. look. look at your video. slap. a female supporter slapping that runner-up, tom barrett. he's the mill kwaukee democrati mayor conceding this race. he actually conceded it and then this happened. after his victory last night he delivered a message not only to wisconsin, but to the nation. >> tonight -- tonight we tell wisconsin, we tell our country, and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up and
make the tough decisions. >> victory speech. cnn's political editor paul steinhauser is standing by live. let me start with this what looked like an assault. a woman in the crowd who did not look to be threatening but became rather threatening and slapped mayor barrett across the face. what do we know about this? is she being charged? >> i don't know. i wish i could tell you. i guess it's symbolic of the evening for barrett and for the democrats in this contest. ashleigh, the big question here, what does wisconsin mean for all of us across the country? what does it mean for the november general election, battle for the white house? you just played that little clip of sound there from governor walker. and republicans across the country crowing right now. they're very excited about this victory. here's what mitt romney said in a statement he put out after walker's victory. he goes on to say governor walker has demonstrated other the past year what sound fiscal policies can do to turn the economy around and i believe that in november voters across
the country will demonstrate that they want the same in washington, d.c. he goes on to say tonight's results will echo beyond the borders of wisconsin. that's the message from romney and republicans today. what happened across wisconsin is going to happen across the country and that walker's fiscal conservative was applauded by the voters and we'll see that across country. democrats feel different. they say, listen, we were outspent in wisconsin. it's not a great test case, not a great dry run. they also point toward the exit polls, ashleigh. >> let's talk about a general election and what those exit polls say for wisconsin. because that's a swing state. >> it kind of is a mixed message. independent voters were so crucial in wisconsin. crucial across the country. look at this. 54% for walker. 45% for barrett. democrats went overwhelmingly for barrett. walker got the republican vote overwhelmingly. independents did swing for the republican candidate. that is interesting. we'll see if that plays out in november because infeints can be crucial. take a look at this.
this is the horse race. we asked people -- the exit polls asked people voting in wisconsin who they would vote for in november. you can see here the president has an advantage. a seven-point advantage over mitt romney according to the exit polls. wisconsin one of the states, as you know, ashleigh, a battleground state. is it leaning slightly toward the president or basically a toss-up now? that is the question. >> when you look at those two sets of numbers next to each other and a win next to the general election exit polling, does that give some credence to this argument that this was a money fight and maybe a fun fight only? that's what the democrats are saying. the incumbent outspending the democrat by a massive margin. >> that's one of the democratic arguments. they got outspent dramatically on television when it comes to tv ads. also get out the vote efforts. final thing here, i guess, momentum. at least for now, ashleigh. the republicans will have momentum. the tea party groups, the fiscal conservative groups will have a lot of momentum coming out of this. unions and progressive groups
definitely have a lack of momentum now. they feel pretty much let down. >> when did the people in wisconsin make up their minds in were they in the ballot box thinking, ho hum, i know who this is, i'm going for him? >> the exit polls said 85% of the people decided before may 1st. that's a while ago. before all these ads were all over the tv. millions and millions spent over the last month. guess what? the vast majority of wisconsin voters according to the exit polls had already made up their minds. that's understandable. remember, this was a rematch from two years ago. they knew these two candidates. they definitely knew the issues, no doubt about that. a lot of voters, the vast majority, made up their minds before may 1st. >> paul, do you think the washington democrats who, you know, reportedly were in this personal battle with the wisconsin democrats, saying this is not a good idea to do this before the election, obviously president obama stayed away. did not campaign for mayor barrett. do you think they're sort of wiping their brows saying, whew, skirted on this one.
good thing we didn't jump into that local political fray. or do you think they're mad it's grabbing the headlines? >> i think they're probably a little of both. whether they did or didn't play the president will get blamed. he didn't go there. he didn't help out. he'll get blamed to a degree. they at no time wadidn't want t. now it's over. they'll move on to the general election. >> it's almost the i told you so you can't say out loud. that's what it looks like, anyway, if the end fighting is accurate. 34 minutes past the hour. sarah palin offering her analysis of the wisconsin election on fox news last night. mocking president obama's no show in that state. >> i think that the democrats there understand that the president's no-show represents the fact that obama's goose is cooked as more and more americans realize that what wisconsin has just manifested via this vote, embracing austerity and fiscal responsibility, is the complete opposite of what president obama and the white house represents
today. >> palin predicting that what happened in wisconsin will not stay in wisconsin. also saying the general consensus is president obama has us on the wrong track. >> things are getting ugly and a little childish on the road to the white house. as if you didn't know that already. president obama's chief strategist david axelrod is accusing mitt romney of using paid staffers to be hecklers at democratic events like the one he hosted in boston earlier this month. that might seem a little hard to believe. but it turns out that romney has pretty much admitted to it last week. >> many of the events that i go to there are large groups of, if you will, obama supporters there heckling me. at some point you say, you know what? what's for the goose is for the gander. if they're going to be heckling us we're not going to sit back and play by very different rules. if the president's going to have his people coming to my rallies and heckling, we'll show them we conservatives have the same kind of capacity he does. >> turns out they're both -- romney staffers pointed to an
incident at a new york city fire house last month where they claim the obama campaign sent hecklers to former new york city mayor rudy giuliani who was holding a press conference there. the first nine jurors have been chosen for the jerry sandusky child rape trial. prosecutors may have found a smoking gun. an abc news report says the former penn state football coach wrote love letters to one of his alleged victims who is now 28 years old. the letters have been described as creepy. they're expected to be introduced as evidence as well as gifts that sandusky allegedly gave him. he's accused of sexually abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. designer tommy hilfiger is lending a helping hand to fight autism and saying that the disease has personally affected him. he's revealing that both of his teenage daughter and teenage stepson have autism and he's appealing in a psa, public service announcement, for the group autism speaks. >> the odds of finding someone to invest in his vision?
one in 4.5 million. the odds of him achieving his dream in the fashion industry? 1 in 23 million. the odds of having a child diagnosed with autism? 1 in 110. i am tommy hilfiger. and my family is affected by autism. >> his family is affected. he's now saying his family's getting the help and care that they need but he does wish that more people cared about autism. >> and could get the help that they need. some parents in minnesota are considering suing their kids' school after students were forced to take a breathalyzer at graduation rehearsal. teachers at st. charles high say they smelled alcohol on 20 or more seniors. so they tested the entire class. angry parents say the test was a violation of their children's rights. officials say they feared some kids might drive home under the influence. the number of kids who tested positive for alcohol was in the double digits. a very proud mother has been
arrested in south carolina. and her crime apparently cheering at her daughter's high school graduation. cheering. shannon cooper and all the of the other parents were warned not to cheer the graduates at the florence high school ceremony. but then cooper's daughter crossed the stage and she said she just had to cheer anyway. >> i got up and i said, yay, my baby made it! yes! don't scream. don't cheer. i'm thinking in my mind, you know, i'm going to cheer because, you know, i went through too much to get her to this point. i can't show my excitement? >> cooper was charged with disorderly conduct for that. and she was thrown in jail for several hours before she was able to post a $225 bond. wow. that's a tough one. >> okay. >> that is a tough one. i don't know that i could hold back either, you know. >> that's your baby.
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shuttle "enterprise" will be making its final journey this morning by sea. the shuttle on the back of a barge will be moved to its final resting place at the intrep pid sea, air and space museum on the west side of manhattan. after weather delayed that trip yesterday, alina cho is live in jersey city, new jersey, this morning with this assignment. alina? >> reporter: that's right, zoraida. good morning. i am here in jersey city at weeks marine.
you can see this glorious sight behind me. absolutely amazing. 57,000 pounds of shuttle we're talking about, "enterprise" sitting atop a barge. i think it's safe to say that this shuttle has now been where no other shuttle has been before. new jersey. now, let me tell you a little bit about what's going to happen later today. in just about five hours' time, a little bit less, the shuttle will leave weeks marine, be pulled by tug boat, will travel along the water north. it'll pass the statue of liberty at about 10:50 a.m. eastern. then it will head north even farther up past the world trade center site at 11:40 a.m. and then will finally arrive at the intrepid sea, air and space museum on the west side of manhattan at 12:30 p.m. eastern time. a little more than two hours after it leaves weeks marine. from there it will actually be hoisted on to the flight deck by
crane. that process will take about three hours. it will remain on the flight deck, eventually a protective cover will be placed on top of it to shelter it from the weather elements. but it will be then opened to the public starting july 19th. now, if you've been following the shuttle "enterprise" you know that back in late april, it landed at jfk airport in dramatic fashion atop a 747 jet. and it remained there until this past sunday when it traveled here atop a barge to jersey city. this is the halfway point, i think it's safe to say. yesterday, as you mentioned, it was supposed to leave weeks marine for the intrepid. but that was delayed due to the weather. we should also mention, zoraida, that the "enterprise," though it has now traveled by air and by sea, has actually never been to space. i did not know this until i read
the research. it served as a prototype for future shuttle missions. it went on a series of test flights but never actually went to space. >> you know what, alina, we're also hearing it suffered a little bit of damage as it's been moving around. can you tell us about that? >> reporter: yeah. it did. the first pictures came out yesterday. it was quite amazing, actually. it looks worse than it actually is. when it was traveling up here to jersey city, it actually hit the wooden pilings of a railroad bridge, suffered some foam damage to the wing. we've been told the repairs have already been done. even the painting. and now the shuttle "enterprise" is as good as new. >> i got to tell you, that is quite a sight to behold. all of the images. from the time it was piggy backing on that big airplane to now. i can't wait to see it float down. that's fantastic. thank you, alina. we appreciate it. the shuttle is scheduled to
shove off at 10:15 eastern. we'll have live coverage here on cnn. coming up at 6:45 eastern, we'll talk to bill nye, the science fwguy, about the shuttls retirement to the intrepid museum. 45 minutes past 5:00 on the east coast. up to date on all the top stories with christine romans this morning. >> wisconsin governor scott walker is still wisconsin governor scott walker. the union breaking budget cutting tea party darling won last night's recall election by seven points over milwaukee's democratic mayor, tom barrett. mitt romney weighing in saying, quote, tonight's results will echo beyond the borders of wisconsin. new and potentially explosive evidence in the jerry sandusky child rape trial. an abc news report says the former penn state football coach wrote love letters to one of his ten alleged victims and showered him with gifts. nine jurors have been seated so far. opening statements are expected to begin monday. mysterious packages containing human body parts were
mailed to two schools in canada yesterday. police say a hand was sent to an elementary school in vancouver. a foot was delivered to an all boys school. police have not linked either package to the luca magnotta case. that man is accused of killing and dismembering a student and mailing his body parts to canadian politicians. a woman leaping out of a window during an intense fire in massachusetts. firefighters told her to jump after they couldn't reach her with a ladder. she suffered serious injuries but she is expected to survive. six others were taken to a hospital for minor injuries. the building was destroyed. investigators still trying to determine what sparked that three alarm blaze. the los angeles dodgers' legend tommy la sor ta expected to recover after suffering what was described as a mild heart attack. the former skipper was hospitalized in new york last night. the dodgers confirmed that the 84-year-old had a stent inserted to clear a blocked artery and la
sorta adding the doctors also confirmed that he does, indeed, bleed dodger blue. a colorado ballot measure on legalizing marijuana could have an impact on the race between president obama and mitt romney in november. colorado is a key battleground state as you all know. the president and romney have the same position on legalization. they're both against it. both may want to consider that issue more seriously if their race remains close. the secret to a long life? it's all in the attitude. according to a brand-new study, a positive attitude and a sense of humor could lead to a longer, healthier life. researchers studied seniors ages 95 to 107 all from similar genetic backgrounds. they said the participants were optimistic, easy going and extraverted. they expressed emotions. they did not bottle them up. i'm not sure they all played baseball. but that's good stuff. >> i wonder how they would have voted on that legalizing marijuana ballot. is that the secret, too?
>> i don't know. i mean, being optimistic and don't bottle it up. there you go. >> the extraverted thing i find surprising. i would have thought calm, quiet, keep to themselves. low stress. we'll ask sanjay gupta about this. thank you, christine. 48 minutes past the hour. the thing about twitter is you can't take it back, right? gwyneth paltrow probably wishes she could. more on what she tweeted and the up roar it has caused, coming up. if you happen to be leaving the house right now, you can take us with you. you can watch any time on your mobile phone and even your desktop once you get to work, too. go to cnn.com/tv. ad a "brillian. support team usa and show our olympic spirit right in our own backyard. so we combined our citi thankyou points to make it happen. tom chipped in 10,000 points. karen kicked in 20,000. and by pooling more thankyou points from folks all over town, we were able to watch team usa... [ cheering ] in true london fashion.
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outraged. she was at a jay-z and kanye concert in paris when she commented on a photo from the show and sent out a tweet that referred to the "n" word shall we say. the way her tweet was wored was this way. take a look at your screen. ni asterisk, asterisk, as in paris for real. that's exactly how she wrote it. it happens to be the same name as the rapper's hit song. we need to comment she did not write the word out. she wrote the asterisks. it is the name of the song. her supporters say it's a big case of manufactured outrage. "n" words in paris, actually that title hit. we'll see how this one ends up. >> she's not actually outraged by the response. >> she's not outraged. she says this is a little cooky. my words. she feels she's using the same name the rappers themselves use and didn't write the "n" word
out at all. we'll see. we'll see how the people who support her -- who am i to say? >> here's another one that could cause some controversy. is it a baby babble or b word. the mother of a little girl in texas says a doll she bought at a toys r us as a christmas present has a potty mouth. listen to this. >> i just never paid attention to what the dolls say. they coo, cry, say mama, da da. this particular day i hear, you crazy [ bleep ]. i turn. i'm like, wow. >> i heard it on the third time. because i was really listening for it. the doll is part of the you and me interactive triplet dolls set. toys r us says they wouldn't sell a doll that says profanity and that people are confusing something that is just supposed to be baby gibberish. >> you know what that sounded like to me? it sounded like a doll's battery is dying. >> maybe.
>> okay. the nominee for mom of the year is? a woman who according to police strapped the gas can into the baby seat, but left the kid, see to the left? >> take a look at your tv screens. this is crazy. >> it's insane. the baby's in a diaper unrestrained sitting right next to the gas can that's strapped in and restrained. photo taken during a traffic stop for a belt violation in aurora, colorado. at least the gas can was safe, huh? the driver's name at this point, not being released. poor kid. >> i'm amazed when i'm amazed by these things. but that's outrageous. >> that's a good line. i'm amazed when i'm amazed. all right. it is the flap heard around the nation. look what a woman does to the loser in last night's recall election in wisconsin. democrats getting smacked in more ways than one. headed your way, next. with the capital one cash rewards card
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a big slap in the face for the runner-up in the wisconsin governor recall election, literally, i'm talking here. look at this. a woman slaps milwaukee mayor tom barrett across the face. what happened next, straight ahead. plus, rocker sheryl crow has a brain tumor. we'll talk about the severity of the tumor and treatment options, coming up. and they can almost taste it. why the l.a. kings are hoping, hoping to make history tonight. we're rooting for them. good morning to you. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> not if you're a jersey fan, you're not. >> how could you not root for the underdog. >> go kings.
mike richards. hometown boy. i'm ashleigh banfield. nice to have you with us. we're bringing you the news from a to z. just 13 seconds before the top of the hour. let's get you up to date on the top story of the day. up first, a wake-up call for the call for the white house, wisconsin's republican governor scott walker keeping his job, becoming its first governor in u.s. history to survive a full scale recall election, a real slap in the face for democrats literally. slap in the face, a female supporter slapping runner up tom barrett after he conceded the race. she said he conceded too soon. she didn't like that. walker, the tea party-backed republican who broke his state's public unions, registering a comfortable seven-point victory over barrett. that's even more than he had in his first election and he was quick to put a national spin on this huge local win. >> tonight we tell wisconsin, we tell our country, and we tell people all across the globe that
voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions. >> our ted rowlands is live in madison, wisconsin, this morning. i think this was probably a very late night for you because that vote was real tight, yet it prevailed, and then we saw that slap in the fates. do we know anything about this woman? has she been arrested? is there an assault charge looming? >> reporter: we don't know, and lots of folks have seen it now, but we have not been able to confirm with local authorities whether, we don't have her identity, we don't know if she was detained or questioned or anything at this point but there's some clear video evidence there if they do want to proceed. you look at that video, i was not at that event but we saw the same kind of emotion. they were upset because there
were people waiting in line to vote after the polls closed and this was called pretty early even though the exit polls said that voter turnout was huge, people were optimistic they could possibly pull this off, the barrett supporters but thought for sure they were in for a long night and when barrett conceded and the media called it, we had people yelling at us, don't call it yet, there's still votes to be counted. i think this woman had some of the same emotions we saw outside of the capital at one point. >> i remember when wolf blitzer came in, it showed an exact 50/50 said, he said let's start brewing the coffee for this one. seven-point margin is a big margin so the slap in the face is a metaphor for what this is, for the democrats. this caused serious political emotion in that state. >> reporter: oh, absolutely. people have basically dedicated their lives to this effort on one side or the other, so the
celebrations were high last night, but boy, the loss was tough to take. we talked to a guy outside the capital, broke down in tears. take a listen. >> every single one of you out there in the nation if you're watching, democracy died tonight. >> reporter: you're very emotional. >> i'm emotional. we had a lot invested in this. if we didn't win tonight the end of the usas with know it. it just happened. we just got outspent $34 million to $4 million and we don't have any other resource left but the people you see here behind me and if the people you see behind me can't get it done tonight, it's done. democracy is dead. >> reporter: not the only guy that we saw last night out here crying. we saw several people breaking down because i think they were very tired and they'd worked so hard and they came up on the losing end. >> personifies, ted, the new reports coming out that say americans are more polarize the
politically than they have in the past. >> we'll keep an eye on this one. >> three minutes past the hour, chuck up five more wins for mitt romney. he spent yesterday in texas hammering away at a latino owned office supply in ft. worth, 300 delegates were at stake in new jersey, new mexico, south dakota, montana and california. romney came out the victor. former bill clinton may have some wondering whose side he's on. his handlers clearing comments he made on cnbc when he seemed to break with owe ba with ma on extending the bush era tax cuts. >> they will probably have to put everything off until early next year, that's probably the best thing to do right now but the republicans don't want to do that unless he agrees to extend
the tax cuts permanently including for upper income people and i don't think the president should do that. that's what they're fighting about. i don't have any problem with extending all of it now, including the current spending levels. they're still pretty low, the government's spending levels. but i think they look high because there's a recession. >> okay, too big issues here, president obama doesn't want the tax cuts extended for the wealthy and mr. clinton used the "r" word, recession and that rattled the white house. the clinton camp was quick to put out a statement trying to tamp down a lot of the energy that cropped up on this one and said this, "president clinton supported extending all of the tax cuts in 2010 as part of the budget agreement, but does not believe the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans should be extended again. in the interview, he simply said that he doubteded that a long-term agreement on spending cuts and revenues would be reached until after the election." five minutes past the hour. explosive, new details in the
jerry sandusky child rape case. news report says sandusky wrote love letters to one of his victims and showered him with gifts. victim number four is expected to be the first prosecution witness at the trial. the former penn state football coach is charged with sexually abusing ten boys. jury selection resumes this morning. nine jurors have been seated so far. its u.s. drone strike taking out another top terrorist in pakistan. the white house now confirming that abu yahya al libi, the number two man in al qaeda and most public face of the terror group is gone, dead. he was seen as a rock star in jihadist circles because of his viral videos and a key recruiter for al qaeda. he was captured in 2002 but escaped in '05 in bagram airbase and then bragged about it on the net. a federal appeals court yesterday decided not to review
a ruling back in february by a three-judge panel which declared proposition 8 in california unconstitutional. the voter approved the ban of same-sex marriage in the state. the parties have 90 days to appeal. until the high court acts that ruling will be on hold and proposition 8 will remain in effect. nobody expected they'd be one win away from the stanley cup. the l.a. kings going for the sweep tonight against the devils of new jersey. they're going to try to win the first sanly cup ever for this team in the hockey club's history. the kings barely made the playoffs, they were the lowest seed in the western conference going into the playoffs, i can personally attempt the man behind number one named mike is crying in his suit because his beloved devils may not win. >> that's why he was giving me dirty looks. we're rooting for them. lebron james and the miami
heat on the brink of being bounced from the playoffs. its boston celtics meat the heat 94-90 and took a 3-2 lead in the eastern conference finals last night. the celtics can clinch another trip to the nba finals tomorrow night on their home court. back to hockey for a moment here, because mike's going to kill me, i swear he's going to use the worst lens on me possible. he's a rangers fan but i think in the matchup between the rangers and the devils, seriously, you want the devils, let's be clear about that? >> no. >> he says no. >> seriously? >> he's not going to make you look bad, it's my camera. >> rangers all the way even though they're not in the stanley cup playoffs. >> eight minutes past six. one of sheryl crow's biggest songs, it's awesome yet on stage she forgot the lyrics, but that is something that led to a shocking diagnosis for the grammy winner, and we'll tell you what's in store for her health.
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11 minutes past 6:00 in the morning, time to get you up to date with the top stories of the day and christine romans busy working on that for us. >> good morning, ladies. after months of bitter fighting and millions of dollars spent, nothing has changed in wisconsin. governor scott walker is still governor scott walker. easily winning a recall vote last night over democratic milwaukee mayor tom barrett. the union-breaking budget-cutting tea party favorite says his victory means voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions. americans are more comfortable than ever with same-sex relationships. according to a brand new cnn poll, 54% says marriages between gay and lesbian couples should be recognized as valid by law and for the first time ever, a majority of americans, 60% say they have a close friend or family member who is gay, up 10% from two years ago.
mitt romney's campaign confirming it's investigating whether or not its candidate had a private e-mail hacked. there are reports an anonymous hacker signed into his hotmail account after guessing the security question to one of his pets. a former nfl player coming out admitting he is gay, way davis saying he feared his nfl family wouldn't accept him. davis, who is now 34 and retired, never played a regular season game but attended training camps and played in the preseason with the tennessee titans, seattle seahawks and washington redskins. he now work with gooi, ay, bise and transgendered youth in new york. he'll join at 8:10 eastern and feels he can be a role model for people trying could come out. >> that must have been difficult. >> even now, after being retired i think that would be tough for him. very brief. >> 8:10, two hours, we'll find
out. 13 minutes past the hour. frightening diagnosis for shinger shershing singer sheryl crow. her representatives confirm she has a brain tumor. the good news is it's benign and she is fine. sheryl crow is a breast cancer survivor. she has one of the most common forms of a brain tumor, and she does not want to alarm anyone with this news. as a matter of fact, she waited a while before she shared it with everyone. let's bring in senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. how serious is this tumor? >> she calls it a bump in the road, that's her term for it, incredible. >> great attitude. >> i know, it certainly is, but she actually spoke to our chief medical correspondent, sanjay gupta, who is not only a neurosurgeon but friend of sheryl crow's, she says it's benign and believe it or not they're not going to do anything at the moment, no surgery or radiation or chemo. they're going to watch it. this might sound crazy a brain tumor and you're not going to do anything but actually when the
tumors called meningiomas are small and not growing aggressively that, is the usual course of treatment and that's apparently what's happening here. >> to a layperson that sounds scary. i want to talk about memory loss. there was a much publicized moment where she forgot the lyrics to her own song "soak up the song." let's listen to it and talk about that afterwards. ♪ watching tv ♪ mmm oh, what's the words? it's live, nothing on tape here. >> so you know some people believe that because she forgot the lyrics to the song that there's some sort of a connection between the tumor and her memory lapse. is that true? >> she told sanjay her doctor says that is not true that she forgot the words to her own song because, well, she's 50 and she has two small children and like many of us, she doesn't get
enough sleep so she had that sort of senior moment, not because of the brain tumor but because of life. >> and is it more common in women that age this type of tumor? >> it is more common in women and it is more common in women as we get older, and that it's not exactly clear why there seem to be some relationships between the tumors and hormones. >> when i first read it, i know sheryl crow is a breast cancer survivor and sometimes the treatments that you have for cancer actually can bring on secondary problems. is there any connection to her breast cancer and this tumor? >> there is some data showing women who had breast cancer are more likely to get meningiomas. it's not because of the treatment but because of hormones, these tumors and hormones seem to have a relationship and when you have breast cancer there's definitely an effect on the hormones. >> well, we certainly wish her well. we hope everything's going to be okay with her. elizabeth cohen in atlanta, thank you for that. >> thanks. let's take to you rob
marciano for a look at the travel forecast at 16 minutes past 6:00. hi there. >> rng ggood morning, ashleigh. in florida thunderstorms are running off the southern tip of the peninsula, couple rough ones through around alley, ft. pierce, an area seeing a lot of rain the pastcouple of weeks. front draping across the carolinas and parts of southern georgia for thunderstorms and up north you've got cooler weather for sure and you'll see on and off showers today but right now it's for the most part dry from philly to new york and boston. unsettled in the eastern part of the country. desert southwest, still warm and dry, seeing severe thunderstorms traveling to or headed towards the mile high city of denver and pacific northwest a front heading that way so dress appropriately feeling like more april or may as opposed to june. couple of shots from the venus transit last night. some of my favorite are shot from the sdo, the solar dynamics
observatory, a satellite that hovers over the earth so you don't have to see through the atmosphere. here's the sun and the images and venus about to make its way across the sun, the different vantage point, venus there. you could see it from the earth. would you need special sort of lens, special glasses that they typically give out at some of the observes parties and some of the museums around town. this one was shot actually at stone mountain. >> but with the naked eye and protective lenses you wouldn't be able to see that tiny dot right? >> sure you could. >> serious? >> yes, you can see the dot especially at sunset on the west coast, there are some other pictures. >> means you have to go to bed after sunset. that's how we would miss those. >> bill nye the science guy will be here later, wouldn't it be great if rob was here in new york, he would have such a great time with him.
>> i love bill. thanks, guys. 18 minutes past the hour, your facebook friends are apparently bored. don't blame yourself. why facebook's heyday mighting over. that's coming up. weather. nice weather coming up today through this tuesday. evening. you don't have anything on your calendar for this evening. fantastic..linguica.
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yesterday below 26. >> have there been any good days since the ipo? >> maybe there were one. people who follow ipos tell me this is a bitter disappointing, from the technical problems at the nasdaq to the too much hype ahead of time to retail investors, regular people who thought they were going to get rich quick scheme, get a big pop in the stock. ipos are risky. this proves that. >> but the nasdaq is coming around to help some people who were victimized by this in some way. >> the brokers that have been bitterly complaining about how much money lost because of the trading flaws at nasdaq will find out today we think exactly what compensation they'll have. >> i was asking on facebook if they're bored with facebook and so far, 4 for 4, no i'm not but it's four people. >> and people who were on the facebook in the first place. >> alarming trend. >> one thing you need to know
about your money today, goes along with privacy and facebook, clean up your online profile today, untag yourself from unflattering photos. do it right now. >> this may take forever. >> reports of facebook and the images and information you don't want on there. you'd be surprised how much out there could hurt your chances of getting a job, something i thought about friday when we got the disappointing jobs report. i know ceos hiring managers, human resources managers who have told me over the past couple of years they have rescinded job offers or not extended job offers because of a simple google search that shows all of your information out there that you put out there, they decided that they want somebody who is a little more discrete. so discretion in a tough jobs market is really important. i recommend that to everyone today. >> i got to tell you there's some creative folks that tag new photos that look like you and aren't you. just be careful, check everything. >> is that a tough thing to do, if you're not able to figure out how to untag yourself? >> if you're a luddite you're
probably not in a lot of things in the first place. i went through and did this six months ago after i met a ceo of a commercial real estate company who rescinded a $200,000 job offer to somebody because of what he found on their facebook page, $200,000. >> that's valuable information. >> i know of one person this has happened to, it's serious. pictures sometimes don't lie. pictures sometimes do. >> yes and it takes a lot of time to go in there. >> it's another thing to be bored by facebook but another to be undone. >> thank you, christine, appreciate it. an emotional night in wisconsin comes to a head with milwaukee's mayor, look at this, folks, taking a slap to the face. what happened here, and at the polls? we're going to tell you, coming up. [ kimi ] atti and i had always called oregon home.
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first it flew into new york city on the back of a 747, and now the space shuttle enterprise is floating up the hudson on a barge and making its way around the island of manhattan today. we've got live pictures and a live report from next to the shuttle straight ahead. plus a big win in wisconsin for governor scott walker, but also big controversy for the runner up, milwaukee's democratic mayor, tom barrett. he got a big slap in the face literally, a woman smacked him across the cheek. coming up, the story behind this video. >> and some geek finally cool pictures of the planet venus crossing in front of the sun. we have bill nye the science guy
live in studio this morning to talk about the historical significance of the event you're looking at on your korean. welcome back to "early start." i'm ashleigh banfield. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. 30 minutes past the hour here. expect businesses for wisconsin's governor scott walker, he became the first governor in this country's histotroy survive a recall election that broke spending records and captured the nation's attention. it was a slap in the face for democrats. this was literal, take a look at this, a female supporter slapping runner-up tom barrett, milwaukee's democratic mayor, for conceding the race too soon last night. after walker's victory last night he delivered a message not only to wisconsin but to the nation. >> tonight, tonight we tell wisconsin, we tell our country, and we tell people all across the globe that voters really do want leaders who stand up and make the tough decisions.
>> cnn's political editor, paul steinhauser. wow. what a night, and wow, what a slap in the face. we know emotions are running really high in that state. do we know anything about this woman? has mayor barrett responded at all? >> we don't know yet, unfortunately, and i know our ted rowlands is on the ground in wisconsin and hopefully have more reporting. it's symbolic of the slap in the face to mayor barrett and the democrats in wisconsin that zoraida, republicans are crowing about this thing. this victory is not just about wisconsin. it's about the nation and they say it's a barometer, a dry run, an indication of what will happen in november in the general election. this is for sure, though, it was a victory for governor walker's fiscal conservatism, shared by congressional republicans and mitt romney. this is what romney said, "governor walker has demonstrated over the past year what sound fiscal policies can do to turn an economy around and
i believe in november voters across the country will demonstrate they want the same in washington, d.c. tonight's results will echo beyond the borders of wisconsin." that's what the republicans are saying. the democrats are saying time-out, this was a state race about state issues, not a lot of national translation here and saying listen we were outspent by the republicans by a massive amount of money and so that's what they are pointing to. what's the truth here? maybe a little of both. one thing for sure, the momentum, the energy is with the republicans. it's with the tea party groups and the other fiscal conservatives behind in this victory for walker and definitely not with the unions. >> romney did not support walker through all of this, he didn't show up to stump for him at all. this was about collective bargaining rights, there in the state of wisconsin, they were outspent 8:1. how does this affect the national election? you watch the polling closely. what kind of insight did you gain from that? >> we're looking at the exit polling from last night and a
mixed message how it translates. we talk about independent voters and how crucial they are, the swing elections. how did independents vote last night, the republican governor walker winning them by nine points but what about november, what about the battle between president obama and mitt romney in wisconsin? here is the exit poll we asked just that and the. the with a seven-point advantage in wisconsin, but i'll tell you, both campaigns, the romney campaign and the obama campaign really going to be spending a little more concentration, more time now in wisconsin. zoraida? >> i guess it's anybody's state now, right? >> seems to be up for grabs, no doubt about it. >> sometimes it's blue with red dots and sometimes it's red with blue dots. i thought that was very descriptive, paul steinhauser live for us, thank you very much. it's 34 minutes past 6:00. nine jurors have been seated so far in the jerry sandusky rape trial and the defense may be faced with some damning evidence. an abc news report says the former penn state football coach wrote love letters to one of his victims.
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seat belts tightened up and ready to go? >> reporter: they are. there are people on the barge making sure everything's going to go as planned. it is just a beautiful day here in jersey city. ashleigh, good morning. i think it's safe to say at this point that this shuttle the enterprise has now been where no other shuttle has been before, the state of new jersey. that's right, the garden state and take a look behind me. what a glorious sight this is. you're looking at the shuttle "enterprise," all 57,000 pounds of it sitting atop a barge, later it will move along the water to its final resting place, the intrepid sea, air and space museum along the west side of manhattan. here's how it's going to go down, no about 3 1/2 hours' time, 10:15 a.m. eastern time the enterprise will leave jersey city. it will be pulled out of the port by tugboat, it will travel north, past the statue of liberty at 10:15 a.m. eastern, past the world trade center site at 11:40 a.m. eastern and then
it will finally arrive at the intrepid at 12:30 p.m. the whole trip is about 7.4 miles, but it will take a little more than two hours to get there. at that point, the "enterprise" will be hoisted on to the flight deck by a crane. that process alone will take about three hours, then it will remain there at least temporarily and will be open to the public on july 19th. that is until i say temporarily because that is until a permanent site is built just off site we're told, but that could take a while because ashleigh, that will take millions and millions of dollars to build and money they haven't yet raised. if you've been following the "enterprise" you know in late april it landed at jfk airport in dramatic fashion, atop a 747 jet. it stayed there until this past sunday, when it moved from jfk
by barge here to jersey city, safe to say this is the half way point and later today as i mentioned, it will head to the intrepid. interesting to note that the "enterprise" though it has now traveled by air and by sea, it actually has never been to space, never been to space. the "enterprise" flew a series of test missions. it really was the original prototype for future shuttle missions but it never actually made it into orbit. and last year, as you know, nasa ended its shuttle program and that is why the "enterprise" will end up ultimately at the floating museum at the intrepid. >> it may not have gone into space but it paved the way for all the other fleet, all six to be able to go into space. quickly, i'm guessing that it is smooth sailing and that there are no bridge pilings along the way to come into contact with our wonderful spaceship. can you give us a rundown on what the heck happened? there was an accident and there was some damage.
>> oh, ms. banfield, you must be referring to what happened on sunday. >> yep, yep. >> reporter: i think we have some pictures of it. i think it's safe to say that it looks worse than it actually is. >> oh, good. >> reporter: here's what happened, as it was traveling from jfk here to jersey city, along the water, somewhere along the way, the wind picked up, how's this for timing, just as it was passing a rail bridge, collided with the wood pilings and the wing, the right wing suffered a little bit of foam damage but mostly cosmetic. we've been told the restoration has already been done, they move fast here, even the painting and we're told the "enterprise" is now as good as new. >> alina, thanks very much from port elizabeth, new jersey, with the perfect view from the beginning of the journey. thanks so much, alina. >> you bet. >> our rob marciano is standing by. have you been watching that, rob? i'm curious as to whether we'll have good weather as
"enterprise" makes its journey. >> won't be as rough as it was over the weekend. the threat for showers will be around. right now it's gorgeous, you saw that shot, beautiful stuff in new york. new york, philly, d.c., there will be a threat for showers throughout the day today that may cause delays but most likely less than an hour. dallas and denver will see thunderstorms. in between detroit and chicago looks great. desert south okay. northwest a strong cold front pours in, cool stuff there. toward miami, tampa, toward ft. myers or across the way toward hollywood, florida, you may see showers and storms and the plains of the caroline in as, thoormz will r thunderstorms will rumble through there. radar looks good. we're clear now but later some action. 75 the high in chicago and 71 degrees in new york city. guys back up to you. coming up in a couple of minutes we'll talk to bill nye the science guy about space phenomenon that will not happen again for another century. >> i know, but so cool to talk
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i am talking all things cool. get ready to witness a once in a lifetime event. take a look. it is called the transit of venus, the passing of venus between the sun and earth. it will not happen again for another century, 105 years and our next guest is so smart, who knows, he may have figured a way to actually be there when it happens again in 2117, we are talking about of course bill nye the science guy, talking about the rare transit of venus and educational learning journey that voofz kids. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> i asked you if you watched it you said of course not because it was cloudy here. >> we were weathered out here in new york. >> why does this happen once only every 105 years? >> so we live on the earth, so the earth goes around the sun and we imagine us living on a tabletop. convenient success not quite on the same tabletop. it's inclined about 3.4 degrees, so in order for venus to be
between the sun and us, everything has to, if i may, line up, and so in astronomical terms, 105 years is nothing, ha, ha, ha, ha, but in human lifetime terms it's hit, you either make it or you don't. >> what is it scientists can cull from this experience? >> so back in the day, when we were trying -- we humans, we're trying to figure out how big the solar system is and further understand our place in space, you time the planet crossing in front of the disc of the sun, then you employ kepler's laws and you can infer the size of the nusion orbit and our orbit and the whole orbit, you can figure everything out by bootstrap if i may so the time was the key idea. >> only once every 105 years. >> twice every 105 years, so there's a dance, how to say a cosmic dance and so it happens wait to within a decade, so the other one was in 2008.
>> and were you watching the show this morning while we were on? >> well, what else would i be doing? i mean, i'm a civilized person. what could i possibly be doing except watching your show? >> so you watched the shuttle "enterprise" right? >> yes. >> as it's on the hudson, what do you make of that? we were talking about the fact that it had a little bit of a -- >> wing damage. >> -- a little bit of wing damage, there it is. how serious is that? is it a problem in. >> it's not going to fly again, girlfriend. >> i know, i know. >> by the way i am so old. how old are you as a very, very young engineer i worked on the 747. i w there was a vibration problem in the horizontal stabilizer. >> no kidding. >> squared it away. so this is, you know, it's an old spaceship, it's fine. this one never made it to space but it flew around, we learned so many things about its aerodynamics. >> how big of a deal is this to have it here? >> well there's only three of
them so it's cool. it's a big part of the history of space. we are living in a transition, you know, this is to say we had a cold war, somebody said well i'll beat you to the moon and we did, humans got to the moon first even though the russian robots got there long before or significantly before u.s. humans. then there's been this thing, let's go back into low earth orbit for 30 years but now we're going to try to go out and up to someplace cool. you know, planetfest, august 4th and 5th, and the morning of the 6th, we land on mars with the "curiosity" rover, on mars. >> oh. >> it's got a laser so powerful, how powerful is it? >> how powerful? >> vaporizes martian rocks. we assay the chemicals in that gas. humans are sending a ray gun to mars. how cool is that? come on, people. >> very cool. if you're not geeked and psyched --
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"starting point" less than a minute away. >> we wrap it up as always with best advice. christine romans doing that for us. >> good morning, today's best advice comes from the host from inside the actor's studio james lipton, let's listen. >> one thing you do, if nothing else, listen. it applies to life as well, good
listeners. >> good listening pertains to almost every field. >> he was so soft spoken i was literally trying to listen. >> turns out i was doing the right thing trying hard to listen. thank you mr. lipton. that is "early start: the news from a to z." i'm ashleigh banfield. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. "starting point" with soledad o'brien starts right now. >> and good morning, welcome, everybody. our "starting point" this morning, wake-up call for the white house? listen. >> the election is over. it's time to move wisconsin forward. >> wisconsin's republican governor scott walker survives his recall election, so what does it mean for democrats come november? and adding insult to injury a woman slaps milwaukee's mayor in the face after he concedes the race to walker. we have the story behind that video straight ahead. also this morning, breast cancer survivor sheryl crow revealing her latest health care. and on the racetrack a
runner carries her opponent across the finish line, wednesday, june 6th and "starting point" begins right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com our "starting point" this morning, cold, hard slap in the face for democrats literally. look at this video, a woman who comes up to, you see that right there? slapping the wisconsin democrat tom barrett in the face, happened last night. she was angry he had conceded victory in the very emotional recall race for governor. scott walker soundly defeating mayor barrett, the first time in u.s. history a governor has beaten a recall, the election happening on the heels of massive protections last year, you might remember when walker signed a bill that took away collective bargaining rights from unions in order to get the budget back in line. yet walker beat barrett by a larger percentage than in the original race in 2010 and his victory speech put a national spin on the